Nao Bustamante: 'The Wooden People'

Nao Bustamante: 'The Wooden People'

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Thursday, Dec. 16: 8:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 17: 8:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 18: 8:30 pm

Artist Nao Bustamante’s latest work, The Wooden People, layers ancient myths on the familiar melodrama of the telenovela while grappling with ideas of queer existence, love, and a connection to the cosmos. The work expands on a central theme of the Mayan origin story, which tells of pre-humans— “the wooden people”—who were eventually destroyed. The Wooden People is an episodic 360/VR film series being filmed at REDCAT. The theater takes on a metaphorical role in the central narrative. Bustamante brings together luminaries of the Los Angeles performance art world, featuring Ron Athey, Rafa Esparza, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Gabriela Ruiz, San Cha, and Dorian Wood, with a musical and sound score by Nick Hallett and costumes by OLIMA.